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• Fernando, W., K.B. Goralski, D.W. Hoskin, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. Mass spectroscopic analysis of a novel drug candidate and its metabolites using a BALB/c mouse model of metastatic breast cancer, American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) 2018, San Diego, CA, US. (June 3-7, 2018).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2018. Plant food flavonoids for human health promotion. The 52th Annual Conference of Canadian Food Science & Technology (CIFST). Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 27-29, 2018).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2018. Plant flavonoids: promising natural (health) products to reduce the risk of chronic and metabolic disorders. The 14th International Natural Products Research Conference, Cuernavaca, Mexico (May 22-25, 2018).

• Thilakarathna, W. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. Probiotic metabolites of proanthocyanidins reduce carcinogen-induced DNA damage in human bronchial epithelial and fetal hepatic cells in vitro. The Canadian Cancer Research Conference – 2017, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC (November 5-7, 2017).

• Fernando, W., E. Maclean, K.B. Goralski, D.W. Hoskin, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. Dietary biomolecules-derived phloridzin docosahexaenoate (PZ-DHA) inhibits breast cancer metastasis and angiogenesis. The Canadian Cancer Research Conference – 2017, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC (November 5-7, 2017).

• Amararathna, D.I.M., D.W. Hoskin, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside-rich haskap berry dietary supplement reduces the tobacco-specific nitrosamine-induced lung tumorigenesis in A/J mice. The Canadian Cancer Research Conference – 2017, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC (November 5-7, 2017).

• Loung, C-Y., Fernando, W., D.W. Hoskin, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. Apple flavonoids selectively kill and suppress the proliferation of triple-negative human breast cancer cells. The Canadian Cancer Research Conference – 2017, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC (November 5-7, 2017).

• Arumuggam, N., C.L.K. Too, J.N. Berman, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. A novel food-derived therapeutic agent for leukemia. The Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics - 2017, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. (June 14-16, 2017). 

• Fernando, W., E. Maclean, D.W. Hoskin, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. Fatty acid esterification improves the anti-cancer activity of the flavonoid precursor molecule, phloridzin. The Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics – 2017, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. (June 14-16, 2017). 

• Wijesundara, N., S. Sekhon-Loodu and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. Suppression of inflammatory responses in lipoteichoic acid- and peptidoglycan-induced human tonsil epithelial cells by phytochemical-rich medicinal plant extracts. The 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, Canadian Pain Society. Halifax, NS (May 23-26, 2017).

• Wijesundara, N. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. Mechanism of Antibacterial Activity of Carvacrol against Streptococcus pyogenes: Effect on Bacterial Cell Wall/Membrane Disruption and Permeability. Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID-2017). Toronto, ON. (May 3-6, 2017).

• Fernando, W., E. Maclean, K. Coyle, P. Marcato, D.W. Hoskin, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. Phloridzin docosahexaenoate (PZ-DHA) inhibits breast cancer cell invasion and angiogenesis. Annual meeting 2016 of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). Washington DC, USA. (April 1-5, 2017).

• Gunathilake, K. D. P. P., K. K. D. S. Ranaweera, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2017. In vitro bio-accessibility and antioxidant activity of four edible green leaves. Functional Food Center’s the 21st International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods. San Diego, CA, USA (March 25-26, 2017).

• Amararathna, D.I.M., D. Chung, G. Dellaire, D.W. Hoskin M. Johnston and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Polyphenols-rich fruit extracts prevent tobacco specific nitrosamine-induced DNA damage in lung epithelial cells. 17th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer, Vienna, Austria. (December 4-7, 2016).

• Fernando, W., M.R. Power-Coombs, K.B. Goralski, D.W. Hoskin, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Docosahexaenoic acid-acylated phloridzin selectively kills mammary carcinoma cells and inhibits metastasis in vitro and in vivo. The 28th EORTIC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and cancer Therapeutics, Munich, Germany (November 29-December 02, 2016).

• Amararathna, D.I.M., D.W. Hoskin M. Johnston and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside-rich haskap berry extracts prevent tobacco-specific Nitrosamine-induced DNA damage in lung epithelial cells. The 6th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS. (November 7-8, 2016).

• George, V.C. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Apple flavonoids AF4 mitigate carcinogens-induced DNA damage by modulating DNA damage response and repair mechanisms in normal human bronchial epithelial cells. The 6th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS. (November 7-8, 2016).

• Pace, E. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Cyandin-3-O-glucoside isolated from haskap berries is cytotoxic to breast cancer MDA-MB-231 and hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells. The 6th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS. (November 7-8, 2016).

• Thilakarathna, W. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Microbial metabolites of proanthocyanidins to prevent chemically induced DNA damage in human lung/bronchus epithelial cells. The 6th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS. (November 7-8, 2016).

• Fernando, W., K. Coyle, P. Marcato, D. Hoskin, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. A potential anticancer candidate, PZ-DHA, suppresses breast cancer cell proliferation and angiogenesis in vitro and tumor metastasis in vivo. The 6th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS. (November 7-8, 2016).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V., Fernando, W., and D. Hoskin. 2016. Apple peel flavonoids AF4 inhibit triple negative breast cancer cell proliferation and migration. The 20th International Conference "Functional and Medical Foods for Chronic Diseases: Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers". Harvard Medical School, Boston, NY, USA. (September 22-23, 2016).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2016. Health promoting properties of plant-food flavonoids. The 18th World Congres of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST 2016), Dublin, Ireland. (August 19-25, 2016).

• d’Entremont, C., S. Macé, H.P.V. Rupasinghe, and L. Truelstrup-Hansen. 2016. Use of plant essential oils to control single and mixed species biofilms formed by foodbourne pathogens and spoilage bacteria. Food Micro 2016, Dublin, Ireland. (July 19-22, 2016).

• Fernando, W., D.W. Hoskin, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. PZ-DHA, a novel polyphenol fatty acid ester derivative suppresses breast cancer cell proliferation, metastasis and in vivo tumor growth. The 9th Annual Canadian Cancer Immunotheraphy Consortium (CCIC). Halifax, NS. (June 26-29, 2016).

• Arumuggam, N., N. Melong, C. Too, J. Berman, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. Docosahexaenoic acid ester of phloridzin induces cytotoxic effects in human leukemic cells. The 9th Annual Canadian Cancer Immunotheraphy Consortium (CCIC). Halifax, NS. (June 26-29, 2016).

• Amararathna, D.I.M., D. Chung, G. Dellaire, D.W. Hoskin M. Johnston and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Flavonoids-rich haskap berry extracts prevent NNK-induced DNA double strand break in lung epithelial cells. The 9th Annual Canadian Cancer Immunotheraphy Consortium (CCIC). Halifax, NS. (June 26-29, 2016).

• Wijesundara, N., R.J. Davidson and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Inhibition of growth and biofilm formation of streptococcus pyogenes by herbal extracts. The Annual Conference of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM Microbe 2016). Boston, MA, USA (June 16-20, 2016).

• Zhang, B., N.M. Wijesundara, L. Abbey and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Phytochemicals of Plectranthus species as potential natural anti-streptococcal agents. The 13th Annual Natural Health Product Research Society Conference, Charlottetown, PE. (May 17-20, 2016).

• Pace, E., Y. Jiang, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Investigation of cyanidin-3-O-glucoside isolated from haskap berries as a natural anticancer agent. The 13th Annual Natural Health Product Research Society Conference, Charlottetown, PE. (May 17-20, 2016).

• Wiser, L., M. McNeil, J. MacKeil and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Retention of anthocyanins in haskap juice during pasteurization and storage. The 13th Annual Natural Health Product Research Society Conference, Charlottetown, PE. (May 17-20, 2016).

• Wijesundara N.M. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Anti-bacterial and anti-biofilm activity of selected medicinal plant extracts against Streptococcus pyogenes. The 13th Annual Natural Health Product Research Society Conference, Charlottetown, PE. (May 17-20, 2016).

• Wamboldt, S., S. Sekhon-Loodu, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Rowanberry (Sorbus decora) extract inhibits lipid synthesis in insulin-induced adipocytes in vitro. The 13th Annual Natural Health Product Research Society Conference, Charlottetown, PE (May 17-20, 2016).

• Xu, Z. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Subcritical water extractions of phytochemicals. The 13th Annual Natural Health Product Research Society Conference, Charlottetown, PE (May 17-20, 2016).

• Jiang, Y., L. Zhang, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Anticancer properties of extracts prepared from Salvia officinalis L. and Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. The 13th Annual Natural Health Product Research Society Conference, Charlottetown, PE. (May 17-20, 2016).

• Fernando, W., M.R. Power Coombs, D.W. Hoskin, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2016. Sub-cytotoxic concentrations of a novel polyphenol fatty acid ester derivative arrest breast cancer cell proliferation and metastasis. Annual meeting 2016 of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). New Orleans, LO, USA. (April 16-20, 2016).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2016. Beyond antioxidants: plant food flavonoids for human metabolic health. 2016 National Conference of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Burnaby, BC. (February 22-23, 2016).

• Amararathna, M. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2015. Dietary flavonoids in chemoprevention: A review in relation to tobacco-specific lung cancer. Canadian Cancer Research Conference 2015. Montreal, QC. (November 7-12, 2015).

• Arumuggam, N., C. Too, J. Berman, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2015. Phloridzin docosahexaenoate (PZ-DHA), a novel polyphenolic derivative, shows cytotoxic effects against leukemic cells. Canadian Cancer Research Conference 2015. Montreal, QC. (November 7-12, 2015).

• Fernando, W., D.W. Hoskin, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2015. PZ-DHA, a fatty acid ester of phloridzin as a selective drug candidate to treat metastatic breast cancer. Canadian Cancer Research Conference 2015. Montreal, QC. (November 7-12, 2015).

• Jiang, Y., L. Zhang, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2015. Anticancer properties of polyphenols isolated from Salvia species in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Canadian Cancer Research Conference 2015. Montreal, QC. (November 7-12, 2015).

• d’Entremont, C., S. Macé, H.P.V. Rupasinghe and L. Truelstrup-Hansen. 2015. Use of natural antimicrobial compounds for the removal of biofilms formed by Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica serovar, Typhimurium and commensal bacteria. Annual Conference of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP-2015). Portand, OR, USA. (July 25-28, 2015).

• Fernando, W., D.W. Hoskin, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. PZ-DHA, a novel polyphenol fatty acid ester derivative, is cytotoxic for breast cancer cells. The 6th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Terry Fox Research Institute. St. John’s, NL. (May 7-9, 2015).

• Bhullar, K.S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Amyloid-beta induced neurotoxicity is attenuated by partridgeberry polyphenols through Bcl-2/Bcl-xL and Keap1‐Nrf2 activation. The 21st Annual meeting of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine. Seattle, WA, USA. (November 19-23, 2014).  

• Bhullar, K.S., A. Jha, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. CUR-3d: A novel curcumin inspired molecule inhibits cancer cell growth by switching on multiple apoptotic pathways. The 5th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, Halifax, NS. (November 3-4, 2014).

• Arumuggam, N., C. Too, J. Berman, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Cytotoxic effects of phloridzin docosahexaenoate on chronic myeloid leukemic K562 cells. The 5th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, Halifax, NS. (November 3-4, 2014).

• Fernando, W., D.W. Hoskin, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Apple peel flavonoids cause the death of MDA-MB-231 cells via a reactive oxygen species-independent mechanism. The 5th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, Halifax, NS. (November 3-4, 2014).

• Fei, C. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Combination effect of sorafenib and apple flavonoids AF4 on hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cell proliferation. The 5th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, Halifax, NS. (November 3-4, 2014).

• Fernando, W., D.W. Hoskin, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Efficacy of docosahexaenoic acid acylated phloridzin: for treating triple negative breast cancer. The 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare-2014, Orlando, FL, USA. (October 16-19, 2014).

• Sekhon-Loodu, S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Docosahexaenoic acid and phloridzin inhibit inflammation in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Fernando, W., D.W. Hoskin, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Phloretin and apple peel flavonoids cause the death of triple-negative breast cancer cells via a reactive oxygen species-independent mechanism. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Parmar, I. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Characterization of phenolics in cranberry pomace with anti-oxidant, anti-tyrosinase and anti-proliferation activities in vitro. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Parmar, I. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Bioactive characterization and anti-diabetic potential of polyphenol rich novel wild berry extracts from Eastern Canada. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Bhullar, K.S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Cytoprotective properties of wild partridgeberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. var. minus Lodd) polyphenols in human fibroblasts. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Boehm, M.A., I. Parmar, S. Sekhon-Loodu, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Anti-inflammatory properties of polyphenols of haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) berry. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Balasuriya, N., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, M. Sweeney-Nixson, S. McCarron, and K.  Gottschall-Pass. 2014. Diet supplemented with flavonoid-rich apple peel extract lowers blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Zou, Q., S. Sekhon-Loodu, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Anti-inflammatory activities of selected food phytochemicals. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Gunathilake, K.D.P.P. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Optimization of extraction methods and evaluation of antioxidant properties of ginger. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Nandasiri, R. Y. Wang, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Blood pressure lowering and plasma lipid profile improving properties of functional fruit vinegar beverages in spontaneously hypertensive rats fed with high cholesterol diet. The 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo (IUFoST 2014). Montreal, QC. (August 17-21, 2014). 

•  Bhullar, K.S., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, and G.S. Robertson. 2014. Evaluation of wild partridgeberry polyphenols as potential natural health product to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The 2014 Canadian Neuroscience Conference, Montreal, QC. (May 25-28, 2014). 

•  Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2014. Cardio- and neuro-protective functions of bioactive flavonoids present in cool climate fruits. The 5th International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty. Phuket, Thailand. (May 6-8, 2014). 

•  Nair, S.V.G., Ziaullah, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2014. Phloridzin fatty acid esters induce apoptosis and alter gene expression in human liver cancer cells. The Experimental Biology – 2014. San Diego, CA, USA. (April 26-30, 2014). The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 28:S261.2 (Abstract).

•  Fernando, W., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, and D.W. Hoskin. 2013. Anti-proliferative activity of  phloridzin and its derivative in breast adenocarcinoma cells. Accepted for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Toronto, ON (Nov 3-6, 2013). 

•  Bhullar, K.S., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, and A. Jha. 2013. A carbocyclic analog of curcumin inhibits cancer cell proliferation by multiple signaling pathways. Accepted for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Toronto, ON (Nov 3-6, 2013). 

•  Sudan, S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2013. Apple flavonoids induces cell cycle arrest, DNA topoisomerase II inhibition and apoptosis in human liver cancer cells. Accepted for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Toronto, ON (Nov 3-6, 2013). 

•  Nair, S.V.G., M. Hettihewa, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2013. Methanolic leaf extract of Costus speciosus induces apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Accepted for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Toronto, ON (Nov 3-6, 2013). 

•  Rupasinghe, H.P.V., Bhullar, K.S., and Ziaullah. 2013. Biocatalytic synthesis, structural elucidation, and tyrosinase inhibition activity of long chain fatty acid acylated derivatives of phloridzin and isoquercitrin. The 246th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, USA (September 8-12, 2013). 

•  Rupasinghe, H.P.V., Bhullar, K.S., A. Jha. 2013. Antitumor activity of novel curcumin analogs in hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) cells. The 246th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, USA (September 8-12, 2013). 

•  Sekhon-Loodu, S., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, Y. Wang and F. Shahidi. 2013. Apple flavonols, omega-3 fatty acid rich fish oil and their combination modulate lipid metabolism in hyperlipidemic rats. The 6th Maritime Natural Products Chemistry Conference. St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. (August 12-14, 2013). 

•  Sudan, S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2013. Quercetin-3-O-glucoside induces human DNA topoisomerase II inhibition, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in HepG2 cells. The 6th Maritime Natural Products Chemistry Conference. St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. (August 12-14, 2013). 

•  Warnakulasuriya, S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2013. Cytoprotective effect of long chain fatty acid derivatives of Q3G against H2O2-induced oxidative stress in human lung fibroblasts and primary hepatocytes. The 6th Maritime Natural Products Chemistry Conference. St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. (August 12-14, 2013). 

•  Bhullar, K.S., G. Lassalle-Claux, M. Touaibia, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2013. Antihypertensive activity of caffeic acid derivatives via inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and renin in vitro. The 6th Maritime Natural Products Chemistry Conference. St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. (August 12-14, 2013). 

•  Parmar, I., S. Sharma, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2013. Optimization of β-cyclodextrin-based flavonol extraction from apple pomace using response surface methodology. The 6th Maritime Natural Products Chemistry Conference. St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. (August 12-14, 2013). 

•  Grue, B. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2013. Effect of Partridgeberry Bioactives on Nickel-induced Lung Fibroblast Cytotoxicity. The 6th Maritime Natural Products Chemistry Conference. St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. (August 12-14, 2013). 

•  Bhullar, K.S., Ziaullah, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2013. Effect of structural modification of flavonoids on their antihypertensive activity. The 6th Maritime Natural Products Chemistry Conference. St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS. (August 12-14, 2013). 

•  Bhullar, K.S., A. Jha, D. Youssef, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2012, Anticancer and Antioxidant Properties of Curcumin and its Analogues. The BHCRI 4th Annual Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada, Halifax, NS. (November 4-6, 2012).

• L.J. Yu, K. Bhullar, H.P.V. Rupasinghe, H.P.V. and B. Bors. 2012. Haskap: A new berry crop with high antioxidant capacity. CSA-CSHS-CCA-AIC Conference 2012: Adapting Crops to Change - Technology Transfer in the 21st Century. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (July 16 - 19, 2012).

• Gunathilake, K.D.P.P. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. Inhibition of human low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation by ginger (Zingiber officinale) extracts: An in vitro Study. 2012 World Congress on In Vitro Biology, Bellevue, Seattle, Washington, USA (June 03 to 07, 2012).

• Nandasiri H. M. A. R., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, and Pitts, N.L. 2012. Antioxidant properties and sensory attributes of four different fruit vinegar beverages. The 43rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM 2012) of the American Chemical Society. The University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (May 31 to June 2, 2012).

• Ziaullah, K. S. Bhullar, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2012. Biocatalytic preparation, structural elucidation and biological activity evaluation of long chain (C18 and C22) acylated derivatives of flavonoid glycosides. ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (May 31 to June 02, 2012).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2012. Antioxidant, nuroprotective and cardioprotective properties of apple flavonoids. The 50th National Conference of the Canadian Institute of Food science and Technology (CIFST), Niagara Falls, ON. (May 27-29, 2012).

• Gunathilake, K.D.P.P., H.P.V. Rupasinghe and N.L. Pitts. 2012. Bioactives-enriched fruit beverage formula for cardio-protection. The 50th National Conference of the Canadian Institute of Food science and Technology (CIFST), Niagara Falls, ON. (May 27-29, 2012).

• Muche, B.M., H.P.V.  Rupasinghe, C. Forney, R.A. Speers and T. Astatkie. 2012. Impact of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on acidity of apple juice. International Conference on Postharvest Management and Technology for food Security, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia (May 21-25, 2012).

• Muche, B.M., R.A. Speers and H.P.V.  Rupasinghe. 2012. Degradation kinetics of anthocyaninin grape juice. International Conference on Postharvest Management and Technology for food Security, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia (May 21-25, 2012).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2012. Value-added fruit processing and human health: global perspectives. International Conference on Postharvest Management and Technology for food Security, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia (May 21-25, 2012).

• Bhullar, K., A. Jha, D. Youssef, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2012. In vitro antioxidant, antihypertensive, anticancer and anti-HIV properties of curcumin and its analogues. ChemCon2012, Science Atlantic, Cape Breton, NS. (May 16-18, 2012).

• Fraser, E., Ziaullah, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2012. Free-radical scavenging properties of synthesized fatty acid esters of phloridzin and isoquercitrin. ChemCon2012, Science Atlantic, Cape Breton, NS. (May 16-18, 2012).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. and I. Parmar. 2012. Potential use of apple processing co-products as a feedstock for manufacturing bio-fuel and organic acids. The world congress on Industrial Biotechnology and BioProcessing. Orlando, FL, USA (April 29 – May 02, 2012).

• Warnakulasuriya, S., Ziaullah and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2012. Antioxidant properties of novel fatty acid esters of flavonoids. The 103rd Annual Conference of the American Oil Chemist Society (AOCS), Long Beach, California, USA (April 29 to May 02, 2012).  

• Taylor, N., A.M. Hammermeister, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2012. Characterization of berry quality of Ribes nigrum in relation to fruit maturity and cultivar. The 2nd International Organic Fruit Symposium.  Leavenworth, Washington, USA (June 18-21, 2011).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. and N. Balasuriya. 2011. Inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) by fruit flavonoids in regulation of hypertension. The second World Congress on Diabetes and Metabolism. Philadelphia, PN, USA (December 6-8, 2011). Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism 2:49 (Abstract).

• Bhullar, K. S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Bioactives of Wild Berries: Potential Alternatives to Vasodilator drugs? Arteries 11. The Maison Internationale, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France (October 13-15, 2011).

• Ziaullah, H.P.V. Rupasinghe, and E. Fraser. 2011. Enzymatic Esterification of Flavonoids With Fatty Acids in Organic Solvents/Room Temperature Ionic Liquids. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Warnakulasuriya, S., P. Kathrivel and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Concentration-Depended Effect of Selected Apple Flavonoids on PUFA Oxidation. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Balasuriya, N. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Antihypertensive Properties of Selected Fruit Bioactives. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Thilakarathna, S.K.P.H., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, and Y. Wang. 2011. Inhibition of LDL oxidation in vitro and regulation of cholesterol metabolism in hamsters by apple skin bioactives. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Gunathilake, K.D.P.P. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Antioxidant Protection of Human LDL Oxidation In Vitro by Ginger Extracts. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Nandasiri, H.M.A.R. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Anti-hypertensive Properties of Fruit Vinegars. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Kathrivel, P. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011.Apple peel extracts as inhibitors of lipid oxidation in a meat model system. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Sekhon, S.K. P. Kathrivel, H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Inhibition of fish oil oxidation by polyphenols fractionated from apple peel extract. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Yu. L.J., and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Effect of Acidification on Quality and Shelf-life of Carrot Juice. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Muche, B.M., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, A. Speers, C.F. Forney and T. Astatkie. 2011. Impact of 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on Quality of Apple Juice. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Parmar, I. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Bioconversion of apple processing by-products: Optimization of acid-catalyzed hydrothermal pretreatment and use of laccase for removal of polyphenols. Plant Canada 2011. Halifax, NS (July 17-21, 2011).

• Parmar, I. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Bio-conversion of apple processing waste in to fermentable sugars: A feasibility study of hydrolysis of polysaccharides. The Second Annual meeting of the NSERC Bioconversion Network, Toronto, ON (June 6-8, 2011).

• Balasuriya, N. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Inhibition of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) by Wild Berry Extracts in vitro. The 8th Annual NHP Research Conference - The Multidisciplinary Approaches for Modern Diseases. Montreal, QC (May 24-27, 2011).

• Bhullar, K. S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2011. Antioxidant capacity of ethanol extracts of Atlantic wild berries. The 36th Annual APICS-CIC Chemistry conference 2011 (ChemCon2011), UPEI, Charlottetown, PE (May 20-22, 2011).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2011. Antioxidant properties of glycosylated flavonols in protecting lipids and neuronal cells from oxidative stress. BIT’s 4th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology – 2011 (iBio2011), Dalian, China (April 25-30, 2011).

Rupasinghe, H.P.V., P. Kathirvel, S. Thilakaratne, A.P.K. Joshi, and J. White. 2010. Antioxidant capacity and PUFA oxidation inhibition properties of berry extracts. The 6th International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PacifiChem2010), Honolulu, Hawaii. USA. December 15-20, 2010.

Rupasinghe, H.P.V.. 2010. Inhibition of lipid oxidation by apple-derived flavonoids. The 6th International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PacifiChem2010), Honolulu, Hawaii. USA. December 15-20, 2010.

• Balasuriya, N. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2010. Inhibition of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme in vitro by Apple Skin Extract, Selected Flavonoids and their Metabolites. The 7th International Conference Proceedings of Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome (pp. 158-160). Southern Methodist University (SMU),  Dallas, Texas, USA. December 3-4, 2010.

Rupasinghe, H.P.V., N. Erkan, Z. Tao, B. Uysal, B.S. Buyuktas. 2010. Antibacterial activity of essential oil obtained from leaves of Murraya koenigii L. by solvent-free microwave extraction and hydro-distillation. The 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST 2010), Cape Town, South Africa. August 22-26, 2010.

• Ratnasooriya, C.R., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, and A. Jamieson. 2010. Bioactive polyphenol concentrations and juice quality of selected grape cultivars. The 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST 2010), Cape Town, South Africa. August 22-26, 2010.

• Joshi, A.P.J., H.P.V. Rupasinghe, N.L. Pitts. 2010. Quality assessment of a non-fried apple snack designed for promoting consumer health. The 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST 2010), Cape Town, South Africa. August 22-26, 2010.

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2010. Oxidative stability of omega-3 fatty acid enriched fish oil incorporated with apple skin phenolics. The 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST 2010), Cape Town, South Africa. August 22-26, 2010.

• Thilakaratne, S. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2010.  Inhibition of LDL oxidation in vitro by apple skin bioactives. The 6th Annual Conference of Advanced Food and Material network (AFMnet), Halifax, NS, May 26 – 29, 2010.

• Gao, J. and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2010. Deacidification of Apple Juice by Malolactic Conversion using Oenococcus oeni. The 6th Annual Conference of Advanced Food and Material network (AFMnet), Halifax, NS, May 26 – 29, 2010.

• Kathirvel, P., A.P.K. Joshi, and H.P.V. Rupasinghe. 2010. Inhibition of peroxyl radical-induced oxidation of eicosapentaenoic acid by berry extracts. The 6th Annual Conference of Advanced Food and Material network (AFMnet), Halifax, NS, May 26 – 29, 2010.

Rupasinghe, H.P.V. 2010. Antioxidant protection of omega-3 fatty acids by bioactive apple flavonoids. The 7th Annual Conference of Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada (NHPRS), Halifax, NS, Pharmaceutical Biology 48S1: 16-17. May 23 – 26, 2010.